The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -7 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL 90 157 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.08% 17.27% 16.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.48% 51.31% 43.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 122 109
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £297 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £31.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.51% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +63.26% -18.33%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 316 306 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 38.92% 33.66% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 212 231
Median daily rate £380 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% -5.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £297 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Bristol over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SQL.

1 59 (34.50%) SQL Server
2 44 (25.73%) Finance
3 41 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (22.81%) Java
5 38 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 31 (18.13%) JavaScript
7 30 (17.54%) .NET
7 30 (17.54%) Oracle
7 30 (17.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (16.96%) T-SQL
8 29 (16.96%) C#
9 27 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (13.45%) HTML
10 23 (13.45%) MS Excel
11 21 (12.28%) REST
12 20 (11.70%) Git (software)
12 20 (11.70%) Unix
12 20 (11.70%) MVC
13 19 (11.11%) Windows
13 19 (11.11%) CSS
14 18 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (9.94%) Spring
15 17 (9.94%) Linux
16 15 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (8.77%) ETL
16 15 (8.77%) SOAP
16 15 (8.77%) ASP.NET
16 15 (8.77%) PL/SQL
17 14 (8.19%) Migration
17 14 (8.19%) Marketing

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (6.43%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.09%) SAS
3 6 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.34%) Confluence
5 3 (1.75%) Apache
5 3 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.75%) CMS
5 3 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.75%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.75%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.17%) IIS
6 2 (1.17%) Kentico
6 2 (1.17%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.58%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (13.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (4.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.34%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.58%) Maximo
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.51%) GitHub
3 4 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.09%) HTTP
1 7 (4.09%) Internet
2 5 (2.92%) SAN
3 2 (1.17%) LDAP
4 1 (0.58%) Intranet
4 1 (0.58%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.58%) NAS
4 1 (0.58%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.58%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.58%) SSH
4 1 (0.58%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (34.50%) SQL Server
2 30 (17.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (8.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (8.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (7.60%) Oracle Database
7 11 (6.43%) Relational Database
8 10 (5.85%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (5.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (4.68%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (4.68%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (4.09%) NoSQL
11 7 (4.09%) QlikView
12 5 (2.92%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (2.34%) Ingres
13 4 (2.34%) MS Access
14 3 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (11.70%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.19%) Selenium
3 13 (7.60%) Cucumber
4 12 (7.02%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.68%) JIRA
5 8 (4.68%) JMeter
6 7 (4.09%) Ant
6 7 (4.09%) Selenium IDE
6 7 (4.09%) TeamCity
6 7 (4.09%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.51%) Maven
7 6 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (3.51%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.34%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.34%) GoCD
8 4 (2.34%) Gradle
8 4 (2.34%) Subversion
8 4 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.75%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 44 (25.73%) Finance
2 14 (8.19%) Marketing
3 10 (5.85%) Banking
3 10 (5.85%) Retail
4 9 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.09%) Electronics
5 7 (4.09%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.09%) Retail Banking
6 6 (3.51%) Advertising
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 84 (49.12%) Developer
2 29 (16.96%) Analyst
2 29 (16.96%) SQL Developer
3 16 (9.36%) Java Developer
4 13 (7.60%) DBA
5 12 (7.02%) SSIS Developer
6 10 (5.85%) .NET Developer
6 10 (5.85%) SQL Analyst
6 10 (5.85%) SQL DBA
7 9 (5.26%) Tester
8 8 (4.68%) Administrator
8 8 (4.68%) Consultant
8 8 (4.68%) Data Analyst
9 7 (4.09%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (3.51%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.51%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) Test Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (2.92%) QlikView Developer
11 5 (2.92%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.54%) .NET
2 23 (13.45%) HTML
3 21 (12.28%) REST
4 19 (11.11%) CSS
5 17 (9.94%) Spring
6 15 (8.77%) ASP.NET
6 15 (8.77%) SOAP
7 12 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (5.85%) AngularJS
8 10 (5.85%) HTML5
8 10 (5.85%) Web Services
8 10 (5.85%) XML
9 8 (4.68%) jQuery
10 6 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (2.92%) Ajax
11 5 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (2.92%) WCF
12 4 (2.34%) Kafka
12 4 (2.34%) React
12 4 (2.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.09%) Data Structures
3 6 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.92%) Clustering
5 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.17%) FMCG
6 2 (1.17%) Replication
6 2 (1.17%) User Experience
7 1 (0.58%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.58%) CMDB
7 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.58%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.58%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.58%) iPad
7 1 (0.58%) iPhone
7 1 (0.58%) NHS
7 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.70%) Unix
2 19 (11.11%) Windows
3 17 (9.94%) Linux
4 4 (2.34%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.75%) Android
5 3 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.17%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.17%) Solaris
7 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) CentOS
7 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (11.70%) MVC
4 15 (8.77%) ETL
5 14 (8.19%) Migration
5 14 (8.19%) Unit Testing
6 12 (7.02%) BDD
6 12 (7.02%) Data Analysis
6 12 (7.02%) TDD
7 11 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (6.43%) Test Scripting
8 10 (5.85%) Data Migration
9 9 (5.26%) Analytics
9 9 (5.26%) CRM
9 9 (5.26%) ERP
9 9 (5.26%) Microservices
9 9 (5.26%) Project Management
9 9 (5.26%) Web Development
10 8 (4.68%) Data Modelling
11 7 (4.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.81%) Java
2 31 (18.13%) JavaScript
3 29 (16.96%) C#
3 29 (16.96%) T-SQL
4 15 (8.77%) PL/SQL
5 11 (6.43%) Python
6 8 (4.68%) Scala
6 8 (4.68%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.09%) C++
8 6 (3.51%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.92%) VC++
10 4 (2.34%) VBA
11 3 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.75%) Ruby
11 3 (1.75%) VB
12 2 (1.17%) Perl
12 2 (1.17%) PHP
12 2 (1.17%) VBScript
13 1 (0.58%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.68%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.51%) Degree
4 2 (1.17%) ISEB
5 1 (0.58%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.92%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.92%) Docker
1 5 (2.92%) LXC
1 5 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.34%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (1.17%) SCCM
2 2 (1.17%) vRealize
3 1 (0.58%) Ansible
3 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 30 (17.54%) Oracle
3 13 (7.60%) SAP
4 5 (2.92%) Teradata
5 4 (2.34%) hybris
5 4 (2.34%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.75%) Tableau
7 2 (1.17%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.17%) HP
7 2 (1.17%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.58%) Adobe
8 1 (0.58%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.58%) Epicor
8 1 (0.58%) Google
8 1 (0.58%) IBM
8 1 (0.58%) Intel
8 1 (0.58%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.58%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.58%) Sonatype
8 1 (0.58%) VMware
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